Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
"Mrs. Sudduth, who gave seeds to the legendary tomato-seed collector Ben Quisenberry, claimed that the variety had been in her family for about a 100 years. Recent research suggests that Pink Brandywine was introduced through commercial seed firms. The origin of Pink Brandywine in unclear, but there is a precedent of commercial introductions originating from family heirlooms."
Brandywine Pink produces yields of 1 to 2 lb pink colored beefsteak tomatoes. These tomatoes have a deep, rich tomato flavor that has made them so popular for over 100 years now. Ask ten different gardeners and they will all have words to describe its legendary flavor, but they all agree it is one tomato that deserves a place in your garden.
California Grown Heirloom Seed Pink Brandywine did just fine here. It is always late to produce here because we don't get any substantial heat till the end of summer which seems to suit Pink Brandywine just fine. We didn't experience low yields typical with this variety. Brandywines have large malformed blossoms that sometimes are difficult to pollinate (flicking them helps). However, because we grow 100% organic we have a myriad of insect pollinators. One large black bee I never was able to identify in particular seemed to be hard at work. We also get some pretty violent winds from the nearby coast which help shake loose the pollen.